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Sara Radosevic

Hometown:
Zagreb, Croatia

High School:
Sportska Gimnazija

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
02/23/1986

Experience:
4L

Major:
Business

Sara Radosevic

Career: Only four-time All-American in the history of Tulane Athletics...became the first player in Tulane volleyball history to claim Conference USA Freshman of the Year (2005) and Player of the Year (2008) recognition...completed her career ranked No. 1 in career service aces (197), kills per set (4.73) and total attacks (4,819) while ranking second in kills (1,925) and sixth in digs (1,135)...became just the fifth player in school history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career...also ranked eighth in career digs per set (2.79)...holds No. 3, No. 9 and No. 10 single-season kill marks with 596 in 2007, 495 in 2006 and 456 in 2008, respectively...ranks second in Tulane single-match history with 34 kills vs. Tulsa (11/18/05) and LSU (11/24/07), while also holding No. 6 mark with 32 kills vs. UTEP (11/22/06), No. 7 with 31 kills vs. UNO (8/26/06) and UCF (10/23/05) and No. 10 with 30 vs. UAB in the C-USA Tournament (11/17/2006).

2008: Played in all 34 matches and 126 sets as a senior...named AVCA honorable-mention AVCA All-American, first-team AVCA All-Midwest Region, Conference USA and Louisiana Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana, third-team Stellar Spikers by CVU.com and Tulane Student-Athlete of the Year after leading the team in points (528.0), kills (456), kills per set (3.62), total attacks (1,222) and service aces (42) while ranking second in digs (327) and digs per set (2.60), and fourth in blocks (55) and blocks per set (0.44)...finished second in C-USA in kills per set and points per set (4.19), and tied for fourth in aces per set (0.33)...posted 28 double-digit kill matches so far in 2008, including a season-best 25 in an NCAA second-round match against Western Michigan (12/6), and added 16 double-digit dig performances, including a 21-dig effort in a four-set victory against Memphis (10/3)...tallied 13 kills/digs double-doubles in '08, including a 21-kill, 18-dig effort at Rice (10/24)...recorded 11 multiple-ace matches, including a career-best five against Tennessee Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (12/5)...named C-USA Tournament MVP after averaging 3.15 kills and 2.62 digs per set while tallying four block assists and a team-best eight service aces...named to the all-tournament teams at the BYU Molten Classic after averaging 3.91 kills per set and scoring 47.5 points, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic after averaging 3.20 kills and 3.50 digs.

2007: Appeared in 33 matches and 117 sets as a junior...named AVCA honorable-mention All-American, first-team AVCA All-Midwest Region, Louisiana Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana after leading the team in kills (586), kills per set (5.01), aces (70) and points (686.5) while ranking second in digs (370) and digs per set (3.16), and fourth in blocks (51) and blocks per set (0.44)...paced C-USA in aces while ranking fourth in kills and points per set (5.87)...ranked 15th and 16th in the NCAA in aces (0.60) and kills per set, respectively...aces total set a Tulane single-season record...tallied double-digit kill totals 28 times and 20-plus kills on 13 occasions...had 21 matches with double-digit digs and kill/dig double-doubles 18 times, including a career-best 34 kills and a season-high 21 at LSU (11/24)...posted 20 multiple-ace contests, including a career-high six vs. South Dakota State in the Domino's Invitational (8/31) and vs. Columbia in the Loyola Marymount Hilton/LAX Classic (9/8)...named C-USA Player of the Week on Oct. 1 after posting 32 kills, 19 digs, 3.0 blocks and three aces in a pair of matches, and again on Oct. 22 after averaging 4.77 kills and 3.67 digs per set...claimed College Volleyball Update National Player of the Week on Oct. 29 after posting 40 kills, 30 digs, 6.0 blocks and an ace two victories...voted MVP of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic after averaging 4.56 kills, 2.0 digs, 0.67 blocks and 0.55 aces per set, and was named to the Domino's Invitational All-Tournament Team after posting 50 kills, 30 digs, 12 aces and 5.0 blocks in three of the team's four matches.

2006: Played in 24 matches and 90 sets as a sophomore...named AVCA honorable-mention All-American, first-team AVCA All-Midwest Region, first-team All-Conference USA and first-team All-Louisiana after leading the team in kills (495), kills per set (5.50), aces (49) and points (561.5) while ranking second in digs (254) and digs per set (2.82), and fifth in both blocks (33) and blocks per set (0.37)...ranked second in C-USA and fifth in the NCAA in kills per set...also finished second in the league in points per set (6.24) and third in aces per set (0.54)...kills total ranked ninth in school single-season history while her kills-per-set average stands as a Tulane record...tallied double-digit kills in all 24 matches and 20-plus kills11 times, including a season-best 32 vs. UTEP (11/12) which is a school record for a four-set match...recorded 13 kill/dig double-doubles, 30-kill, 17-dig effort against UAB in the C-USA Tournament (11/17)...posted a season-high 22 digs at Rice (9/29)...had 14 multiple-ace outings, including a career-best five vs. Tulsa (10/8)...named MVP of the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament after averaging 5.18 kills, 2.54 digs and 0.82 aces per set in a 3-0 weekend, and claimed Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament recognition after 5.7 kills and 3.6 digs per set...named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 26 following the Trosclair Tournament, on Oct. 9 after 6.57 kills, 3.29 digs and 1.00 aces per set, and on Nov. 6 after posting 55 kills, 11 digs and six aces in nine sets.

2005: One of only three players to play in all 21 matches and 74 games as a true freshman...named AVCA honorable-mention All-American, first-team AVCA All-Midwest Region and All-Louisiana, second-team All-Conference USA and to the C-USA All-Freshman Team after leading the team in kills (388), kills per game (5.24), service aces (36) and points (439.0)... swept Freshman of the Year honors from the AVCA Midwest Region, C-USA and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and was one of 15 players around the country to earned a spot on the College Volleyball Update "Rising Stars" list...also ranked second in the team in attack percentage (.224), third in digs (184) and digs per game (2.49), and fourth in total blocks (29) and block assists (28)...ranked second in C-USA and ninth among NCAA Division I players in kills per game...her kills-per-game average ranked No. 1 in the nation among freshman hitters, outdistancing Princeton's Parker Henritze (4.73 k/g) by more than half a kill per game...also ranked fifth in C-USA and 47th in the NCAA with 0.49 aces per game...named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team after 5.46 kills and 1.69 digs during Tulane's march to the semifinals to go along with 11 service aces and seven blocks...posted double-digit kills 19 times and 20-plus kills on 10 occasions, including a career-best 34 vs. Tulsa in the C-USA quarterfinals (11/18), which ranks tied for second in Tulane single-match history...tallied kill/dig double-doubles seven times, including a 23-kill, 16-dig performance against Arizona State in the NOKIA Sugar Bowl Classic (9/18)...her dig total against ASU set a season-best mark, which she tied against Tulsa (11/11) later in the regular season...posted a career-best and C-USA Tournament record five aces against Tulsa (11/18) in the tourney quarterfinals...tallied five multiple-block outings, including a career-best five against the Golden Hurricane in the C-USA quarters.

High School: Attended Sportska Gimnazija but did not play prep volleyball as school did not sponsor athletics.

Club: Played nine seasons with various Croatian club teams and participated in tournaments in Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Spain and Serbia...with the Cadet National of Croatia team, helped squad win the Cadet European Championship, finish fourth at the Junior European Championship and fifth at the Cadet World Championship...also helped the National Team win tournaments in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland...toured Italy with the Junior National Team of Croatia and posted a first-place showing with the Young Cadet Championship Team of Croatia.

Personal: Born Sara Radosevic on Feb. 23, 1986 in Zagreb, Croatia...daughter of Silvio and Ljubica Radosevic...has one brother, Davor...majoring in business.

Sara Radosevic's Career Statistics

Year MP SP Kill K/G Err. Att. Pct. Asst. A/G SA SE SA/G Dig D/G BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points
2005 21 74 388 5.24 159 1021 .224 15 0.20 36 44 0.49 184 2.49 1 28 29 0.39 3 1 439.0
2006 24 90 495 5.50 189 1142 .268 18 0.20 49 67 0.54 254 2.82 2 31 33 0.37 0 0 561.5
2007331175865.012291434.249120.1070860.603703.161041510.4410686.5
2008341264563.621851222.222100.0842780.333272.60550550.4431528.0

Career11240719254.737624819.241550.141972750.4811352.79181501680.41722215.0

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